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Number of Pages: 20
Vendor: Thomas Nelson
Publication Date: 2016
|Dimensions: 8.00 X 8.00 (inches)|
Little ones can do big things for God![HD1]
Your family will love this heartwarming Christmas story told from an unlikely perspective: a donkey carrying Mary to Bethlehem. Though the donkey wasnt the biggest, fastest, or strongest of all the animals, he had an important job all the same. Adults and children alike will love the message about how God has big plans for little ones.
Dandi Daley Mackall loves God, children, words, and animals. Her nearly 500 books for children and grown-ups have sold more than four million copies worldwide, and her awards include an ECPA Christian Book Award for Best Childrens Book. Dandi writes from rural Ohio, where she lives with her family, including horses, dogs, cats, and an occasional squirrel, deer, or raccoon.
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One small donkey with a hee-hee-haw!
Cheering at the Saviors birth
One small donkey with a giant heart
Welcomes Christ, our peace on earth.
Dandi Daley Mackall loves God, children, words, and animals. Her nearly 500 books for children and grown-ups have sold more than four million copies worldwide. She won the ECPA Christian Book Award for Best Childrens Book 2015 and multiple Moms Choice Awards, as well as ALA Best Book, NY Public Library Top Pick, Childrens Book Council Award of Excellence, and the Helen Keating Ott Award for Contributions to Childrens Literature. Her novel My Boyfriends Dogs is now a Hallmark Movie. Dandi writes from rural Ohio, where she lives with her family, including horses, dogs, cats, and an occasional squirrel, deer, or raccoon.
Marta Alvarez Miguens is a childrens book illustrator in La Coruña (Spain). Her artwork is characterized by happy colors and cute children and animals with red, healthy cheeks. In her spare time, Marta loves playing with her three cats, walking in the woods, watching movies, and drinking a cup of coffee with her friends.
Thrift Schooling4 Stars Out Of 5Perfect for the Christmas SeasonOctober 22, 2016Thrift SchoolingQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 4Snuggle up in front of a warm, cozy fire this Christmas and teach your tiny tot that though he is small, he toocan do big things for God with the sweet board book, One Small Donkey.
This storyfollows a donkey who feels inadequate as he sees large horses prancing about. He wishes he were quicker and notas slow when his master calls for him. He trudges through and makes his way to Bethlehem. His reward? Witnessing the birth of an ever so special gift, God's son.
This book presents the story of Jesus' birth in a way that a young child can understand. The pictures throughout the book are bright and creative and the cover sparkles with gold. Any young child would be thrilled to open this book on Christmas morning!
Disclaimer: This book was provided by Book Look Bloggers. All opinions stated here are my own.
Kristieupstate NYAge: 25-34Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5a beautiful Christmas storySeptember 23, 2016Kristieupstate NYAge: 25-34Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5"One Small Donkey" is such an adorable story with a great message for kids (and adults!) of all ages. The little donkey is small and not as fast as he wants to be, but he has such an important responsibility as he is transporting Mary whom is great with child to Bethlehem and then is there for the birth of Jesus. This is such a nice hardcover edition with vibrant illustrations and rhyming test which is so catchy and will hold even a young child's attention. This is a story that is sure to become a beloved Christmas story each year.
VictoriaCanadaAge: 25-34Gender: female4 Stars Out Of 5One Small DonkeySeptember 23, 2016VictoriaCanadaAge: 25-34Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 4Meets Expectations: 4Christmas stories come in many forms.
Some follow Mary and Joseph, others look through the eyes of a human storyteller, while still others explore the animals point of view.
In One Small Donkey, Dandi Mackall chooses a humble donkey to be her storyteller.
I really enjoyed the narrative itself. The nativity story was well portrayed while still weaving in an equally strong message regarding the importance of each person (or in this case, donkey) in God's greater story.
The story itself would be easily welcomed by kids ages 4-8.
Readers may find (and it was my only complaint) that the actual flow of the story feels choppy and jarring, especially when read aloud.
While the content is great (and even taught me something through some quick google confirmation, who knew it snowed in Israel? I definitely need to brush up on my geography) the rhyme and meter fell short.
On the flip side, the artwork in this book is some of the most stunning I've seen in a children's book this year. In fact, I found myself needing to reread the story after I realized I had become so engrossed in the pictures I had missed parts of the narrative. This artwork is a huge bonus for a family like ours as our pre-verbal kidlet is as equally drawn into the story as his older sibling.
While the rhyme and flow may be a deterrent for some, One Small Donkey still provides a solid Christmas story with illustrations that go above and beyond in their beauty and attention to details.
4 out of 5 stars.
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